323 Results for Orthopedics

The relationship between opioid use during and after surgery and the opioid addiction crisis is a complex one. While ineffective pain management can make recovery a nightmare, there’s a real risk for many patients when it comes to opioid addiction....

With the surge in joint replacements and other orthopedic surgeries moving to ambulatory care, ASCs also face a higher risk for surgical site infections (SSIs)....

Joint replacement surgery has long been a life-changing procedure for patients with debilitating arthritis, but it’s not perfect. Surgeons often see a small percentage of patients whose pain lingers postoperatively, despite implants that seem...

A mere four procedures were added to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) ASC-approved list for 2023, a decision met with disappointment and frustration by advocates for ambulatory surgery centers across the U.S....

Maintaining a fleet of drills, saws and reamers that keeps an entire practice of orthopedic surgeons happy is as much an art as a science. Many of these critical tools are generally agreed upon by all staff based on very objective criteria....

Same-day shoulder replacements are very much in their infancy, but the migration from inpatient hospitals to ambulatory ORs is moving fast. In fact, the rate at which shoulder replacements are increasing is higher than...

Patients decide to have their knees, hips and shoulders replaced when the debilitating effects of degenerative joint disease impact their daily lives, preventing them from...

Ask any staff safety expert and they'll gladly tell you all about the many benefits of double-gloving due to its ability to prevent infection-exposing needlestick injuries. Of course, getting surgeons and staff to comply with stringent...

Keeping fluid off the floors of ORs is obviously a critical safety issue. Staff injuries from slips, trips and falls are among the top culprits causing lost workdays that often result...

Standardization is often the common denominator among successful total joints programs. Take Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery Center (KOSC), which opened in December 2009 and has had a total joints service line...

Shoulder replacements, which once required hospital stays as a matter of course, have been consistently shifting to same-day outpatient settings. As a result, more patients have access to these surgeries. Anthony Romeo, MD, a Chicago-based....

Not long after we opened the doors to our small outpatient center in 2004, we experienced our first sharps injury. That was just the wake-up call we needed to ensure the event was a one-off mistake and not an unfortunate...

Promising research and early use of high-tech devices are providing a glimpse into what could someday become the norm in the same-day joint-replacement...

Your surgical team can instruct patients to bathe with antimicrobial soap before surgery and apply skin prep around the surgical site before incisions are made and that still might not be enough...

The anterior or the posterior approach — which is better for total hip replacements? The debate has raged in the orthopedic community at conferences, in journals and online as surgeons often discuss the technique...

Facilities with the foresight to invest in the blending of surgeon skill and technological advancements are shaping the future of surgery. MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Wash., added...

The origin story of total shoulders moving to outpatient ORs begins with sports medicine surgeons, who performed complex rotator-cuff repairs in the same-day...

How did you wind up hosting The Ortho Show? Just before the pandemic, I went on as a guest and it was one of the show’s more popular segments. Then COVID-19 happened,...

Total hip replacements, those life-changing surgeries that allow nearly immobile patients to enjoy a level of activity they thought was gone forever, are already some...

When you ask surgeons about the importance of crystal-clear visualization in arthroscopy, you’ll often hear something about better visualization yielding better...

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